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What are the Signs of Glaucoma?

Submitted by salandvision on June 11, 2020 - 1:50 pm

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss due to a build-up of pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. It is important to know the signs of glaucoma so that it may be diagnosed and treated before…

Can You Stop the Progression of Macular Degeneration?

Submitted by salandvision on June 4, 2020 - 1:47 pm

If you are diagnosed with macular degeneration, especially age-related macular degeneration (AMD), you may be concerned about the best method for preserving your eyesight. While AMD is a chronic condition, studies have shown that there are several treatments that can slow its progression or reduce the risk of it developing. If you are diagnosed with…

Do I Need to See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?

Submitted by salandvision on May 25, 2020 - 2:47 pm

Choosing an eye doctor is an important health care decision. After all, you will be trusting your eye doctor to safeguard your precious sense of sight and help you maintain a lifetime of good vision.  The first step in your decision is to understand that there are two types of eye doctors: optometrists and ophthalmologists….

How Quickly Does Glaucoma Progress?

Submitted by salandvision on May 18, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Glaucoma is defined as a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve usually due to excessively high intraocular pressure (IOP). If untreated, this increased pressure within the eye can lead to optic nerve damage resulting in progressive, permanent vision loss, starting with unnoticeable blind spots at the edges of the field…

Should I Get Blue Light Lenses?

Submitted by salandvision on May 11, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Most of us spend several hours a day on laptops, smartphones or iPads. These electronic devices emit blue light rays that can be harmful to our eyes. With so much of our day involving staring at a brightly lit screen, imagine the effect it is having on your eye health.  Excessive use of brightly lit…

Is Glaucoma Inherited?

Submitted by salandvision on May 4, 2020 - 2:41 pm

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness. Commonly thought to be a sign of aging, in fact, glaucoma can strike anyone at any age. Glaucoma can be inherited; genetic and hereditary factors are considered to play a key role in…

How Can You Protect Your Child’s Vision?

Submitted by salandvision on April 25, 2020 - 2:28 pm

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of a child’s development. The best way to protect your child’s vision is to watch for eye problems and to schedule regular vision exams. With regular vision care, many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. Be sure to make vision care and…

How Do You Permanently Treat Dry Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on April 18, 2020 - 7:08 pm

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. Fortunately, there are…

How Does the Eye Work?

Submitted by salandvision on April 11, 2020 - 7:03 pm

Your eye works in a similar way to a camera. When you look at an object, light reflected from the object enters the eyes through the pupil and is focused through the optical components within the eye. The front of the eye is made of the cornea, iris, pupil and lens, and focuses the image…

Does Diabetes Hurt Your Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on April 4, 2020 - 7:01 pm

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is the result of a body not producing or not responding to the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to regulate our blood glucose levels and takes the sugar out of the blood and into cells where it can…